You’ve been meaning to go to Wit & Wisdom for months now but something else kept popping up. Now that word is out — officially — that good things are happening there, particularly the desserts, you might have larger crowds to contend with at this popular tavern.

Chris Ford, Wit & Wisdom’s pastry chef, was voted Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef 2012.” As part of the perks for his win, Food & Wine will publish a profile of Ford in its May issue and he has been invited to the 30th anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this June.

Diners across the country voted for their favorite pastry chef, a new category for this year, via an online poll sponsored by Godiva. Ford had been earning a name for himself that caught Wit & Wisdom’s Chef Michael Mina’s attention — first at Trummer’s on Main in Virginia and then at Rogue 24 in DC. His win shows that great palettes think alike.

When Ford isn’t busy winning awards and delighting diners with sweet decadence, he posts about dessert on his blog. Ford, as generous as he is talented, garnishes his foodie forethought and afterthoughts with recipes and eye candy. Did I mention Ford is also a photography enthusiast and takes mouth-watering photos?

Before another something else interrupts my plans, I’d head on down to Wit & Wisdom where life’s tastier matters, like Ford’s choux and brioche, are popping up.

Ford isn’t the only Baltimore chef to receive honors this week.  Three other Baltimore chefs were nominated for James Beard awards